Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Church of South India aims at recognizing the problems of small/marginal farmers and considers alternative approaches to agriculture in making food and farming system that is socially just. Arguably the most defining characteristic of India’s agrarian history has been the lack of justice in rural society. Agriculture should provide, everyone involved with, a good quality of life and contribute to food sovereignty and reduction of poverty. To achieve this, CSI SEVA, through its JEDP program conducted a participatory planning to defend the cause of the farmers in Muddanuru pastorate of CSI Nandyal Diocese, on 13th April 2019. The outcome of this participatory planning includes, sensitized congregation that joins hands together in achieving life-giving agriculture by utilizing and contributing to the services of the ‘Community-Led Resource Lab on Food, Land and Life-Giving Agriculture” by undertaking the following activities, in association with CSI SEVA:
´ Experiment with & develop community-based resource lab by reclaiming the wasteland for cultivation in Muddanur field.
´ Grow few acres of dryland crops / vegetables, set up cattle shed, milk two cows, develop an orchard, make and use organic farm inputs (Vermin compost).
´ Develop our own preparations and other methods to enliven and reconnect the soil and plant life.
´ Dialogue with local congregations, neighbors, and the local school, the local small retail stores regarding sales and collaboration (sell fresh milk, nutritious/organic vegetables/fruits – making this unit as a community led resource lab.